LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango ( www.fandango.com ), the nation's largest online and phone movie ticketing service, today announced the formation of a strategic marketing relationship with eBay ( www.ebay.com ). Under the terms of the deal, Fandango will offer eBay users direct links to movie synopses, reviews, showtimes and advance ticket sales.
The alliance will provide both Fandango and eBay with new marketing opportunities. For example, eBay users looking for DVDs of family movies may be informed of the opportunity to purchase tickets up to 45 days in advance for "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." Similarly, moviegoers searching Fandango for showtimes and tickets for Peter Jackson's upcoming "King Kong" can link to eBay to place bids for classic Kong-related memorabilia.
"We're thrilled to work with eBay, a terrific partner with tremendous appeal for entertainment fans," says Art Levitt, CEO of Fandango. "It's one of the most highly-trafficked and transacted sites on the Internet, and one of the most respected brands in the world. As eBay is a destination for a variety of entertainment-related products, Fandango is excited to be the provider of movie information, showtimes and ticketing to the millions of eBay members."
Fandango, the nation's largest online and phone movie ticketing service, sells tickets to approximately 1,100 theaters and 12,500 screens (nearly 70 percent of theaters in the U.S. enabled for remote ticketing) and to four out of the five largest U.S. theater chains. Fandango's convenient service lets moviegoers quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and buy tickets in advance on www.fandango.com and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango sells tickets to more theaters than all of its competitors combined and is the exclusive ticketing service for the largest North American exhibitors: Carmike Theatres, Century Theatres, Edwards Theatres, Loews Cineplex Entertainment, Regal Cinemas and United Artists Theatres, as well as to Brenden Theatres, CineArts, Cineplex Odeon Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Colorado Theatres, Crown Theatres, Eastern Federal Theatres, Kerasotes Theatres, Magic Johnson, Majestic Crest Theatre, R/C Theatres, Signature Theatres, Star Theatres and Wallace Theaters. Fandango allows customers to bypass the box office with in-theater ticket pick-up kiosks and Print at Home ticketing, and offers an e-mail invitation tool and Fandango Bucks, "gift of the movies."
Source: Fandango, Inc.
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